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What to Wear on your Summer Holidays!

I spend about 90% of my holidays wearing a bikini. I’m not sure that’s even much of an exaggeration! I have the odd floppy t-shirt or cheapo dress that I sling on to wander off for lunch, or a cool, loose dress to wear at dinner, but most of the time, if I’m somewhere hot, I’m in a bikini.

That’s a bit of a spoiler really, because it sums up exactly what’s in my suitcase in the following video: bikinis and loose-fitting cotton clothing! But you may like a little nosey into my holiday wardrobe, and there are some holiday snapshots thrown into the vid for good measure. Those of you who were interested to know how the DVF bikini shaped up, you’ll see that too, in full glorious technicolor.

The nail polish throughout is Chanel’s “Holiday” which is still available at Selfridgeshttp://tidd.ly/aeb2109a

Right. Sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin:

Info from below Youtube Video:

This is a quick fashion video to show you the outfits that I took on holiday with me to Greece this year. Holiday packing is always a bit of a nightmare – you either overpack or don’t take enough! I usually spend 90% of my time in a bikini, so it’s all about outfits that can be thrown together casually.

In the heat you want clothes that are quite loose-fitting and comfy – there’s nothing worse than being sweaty in tight clothing, so when you holiday pack make sure that you include lots of light, loose clothing. It’s good also to look for cotton, linen and silk as the natural fibres help to keep you cooler rather than things like polyester..

Holiday Essentials: a hat and sunglasses. If you want to keep your face looking young, then keep it in the shade! There’s nothing wrong with a bit of sun, but you don’t want to be sitting out and frying in it! You can easily bronze your face with makeup, so there’s no need to “tan” it.

Most of the items shown can’t be bought now, but you can find Violet Lake bikinis (like the orange one) here: http://goo.gl/9lEJm

Chanel Nail Polish in Holiday: http://tidd.ly/aeb2109a

The Diane von Furstenberg bikini was from Net-a-Porter (see link above) but it was in the sale, so probably gone. Splendid dress was also N-a-P sale!

Cat vest from H&M was bought a few weeks ago in the Covent Garden London branch, but the rest of the clothes are older. I don’t take much designer stuff away with me because I like to just throw things on and wear them to the beach and so on!


  1. I like the sunglasses you have on, in your video, sometimes. What brand & style are they? Thanks very much.

  2. Ah, of course! Thanks anyway! It looked kind of Fat Face/White stuff in colour scheme. maybe will nose around the sales :)

  3. Lovely vid, that view has sold me on Greece, absolutely stunning. And convinced I need a dressing room on holiday now too! I was wondering where the grey smudgy print(?) skirt at the start of the vid was from? I am always looking for beachy yet subtly coloured things like that. Also when you do your beaty products from the trip vid would love to know how you pack them all without exploding messiness?! Thanks! :-)

  4. Do I see a little bottle of Philosykos? :) I fell in love with Fico di Amalfi but the longevity can be very poor sometimes, so I’m looking for other figgy alternatives. How would you compare Fico to Philosykos? Or do you know any other fragrances similar to Fico? Thank you!

    • The Ph lasts a lot longer than the Fico! xx

    • Just to chime in I love Philosykos too, also (imo) the Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis is a very similiar fragrance, with maybe slightly less staying power (not great on me tbh but none of her stuff is so it could just be me!).

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